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NASA Images
by (Image by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC, based on Landsat Thematic Mapper data archived by the )
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The Sahara Desert covers most of the North African country of Algeria. Rainfall is scarce, and it comes and goes rapidly, flowing through channels called wadis. When dry, as they are in this true-color Landsat Thematic Mapper image from January 1, 1987, the wadis are revealed as pale tracings across the darker brown and gray shades of the desert landscape. In many cases, these wadis end in small pools which have no outlet. The water flows in from the wadis and gradually evaporates, leaving...
Topics: What -- Landsat, What -- Opportunity, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16214
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A large brush fire in southern Washington state burned over 150,000 acres on June 28th and 29th, 2000. Ignited by a car crash, the fire was burning near the Hanford nuclear reservation, although it had not released any radioactivity by afternoon on the 29th.The image above was aquired by a NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) at 4:30 PDT June 28, 2000. The smoke plume was relatively small and thin compared to a forest fire of the same size.For current GOES images of the...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Washington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15455
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A large brush fire in southern Washington state burned over 150,000 acres on June 28th and 29th, 2000. Ignited by a car crash, the fire was burning near the Hanford nuclear reservation, although it had not released any radioactivity by afternoon on the 29th.The image above was aquired by a NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) at 4:30 PDT June 28, 2000. The smoke plume was relatively small and thin compared to a forest fire of the same size.For current GOES images of the...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Washington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15455
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This image shows eddies in the Gulf of Alaska as measured by the TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-2 satellites. Each eddy is indicated by the year and location where it formed.Eddies are roatating masses of water in the ocean that typically form along the boundaries of ocean currents. In the Gulf of Alaska eddies of warm water, filled with nutrients from shallow coastal water, mix with the cold water off the continental shelf. The mixing fertilizes the nutrient-poor water of the gulf, resulting in blooms...
Topics: What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, What -- ERS 2, Where -- Gulf of Alaska, Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15465
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by (Image courtesy based on data copyright Space Imaging)
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With the backing of NASA, researchers at Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin have begun using satellite data to measure lake water quality and clarity of the lakes in the Upper Midwest. This false color IKONOS image displays the water clarity of the lakes in Eagan, Minnesota. Scientists measure the lake quality in satellite data by observing the ratio of blue to red light in the satellite data. When the amount of blue light reflecting off of...
Topics: What -- Landsat, What -- Terra, Where -- Michigan, Where -- Minnesota, Where -- Wisconsin
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16026
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by (Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
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This true-color image of South Africa was acquired on May 14, 2000, by NASA's Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS. The image was produced using a combination of the sensor's 250-m and 500-m resolution visible wavelength bands. As part of the opening ceremony to begin the joint U.S.-South Africa SAFARI Field Experiment, NASA presented print copies of this image as gifts to Dr. Ben Ngubane, Minister of Arts, Science & Technology, and Honorable Advocate Ngoaka Ramathlodi,...
Topics: What -- Capricorn, Where -- South Africa, Where -- Botswana, Where -- Gaborone, Where -- Namibia,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15485
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by (Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Group, NASA GSFC)
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This Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image over Argentina was acquired on April 24, 2000, and was produced using a combination of the sensor's 250-m and 500-m resolution "true color" bands. This image was presented on June 13, 2000 as a gift to Argentinian President Fernando de la Rua by NASA Administrator Dan Goldin.Note the Parana River which runs due south from the top of the image before turning east to empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Note the yellowish...
Topics: Where -- Argentina, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Uruguay
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15443
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Though the boreal forests at the world?s northernmost latitudes may seem as timeless as the Earth itself, they have changed considerably through the ages. Not only have they migrated across the continents, but the vegetation found in the forests has also shifted. Using modern and paleoclimatological data gathered from everything from fossilized trees to ancient pollen grains, scientists have pieced together the migration of the boreal forests over the past 21,000 years. The story of this...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Canada, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16184
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by (Images courtesy the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon)
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Though the boreal forests at the world?s northernmost latitudes may seem as timeless as the Earth itself, they have changed considerably through the ages. Not only have they migrated across the continents, but the vegetation found in the forests has also shifted. Using paleoclimatological data gathered from everything from fossilized trees to ancient pollen grains, scientists at NASA and universities around the country have pieced together the migration of the boreal forests over the past...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Canada, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3453
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by (Maps courtesy Curtis Marshall, Colorado State University/NOAA)
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Prior to 1900, various wetlands ecosystems dominated the landscape of central and southern Florida. Throughout the 1900s, farmers and developers converted the wilderness into agricultural, urban, and suburban lands. Among the most significant transformations was the draining of the wetlands in the Kissimmee River floodplain in central Florida north of Lake Okeechobee. Because large bodies of water—including inundated wetlands—do not change temperature as quickly as dry land, the wetlands...
Topics: Where -- Florida, Where -- Colorado
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17188
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by (NASA Image by Robert Simmon, based on Landsat data provided by the UMD )
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The Mississippi River drains the heart of the North American continent, carrying vast quantities of sediment and depositing it along the shore of Louisiana and into the Gulf of Mexico. The sediment is composed of topsoil, sand, dead and decaying plants, and anything else washed away by a strong rainstorm far upstream. Many of these effluents are nutrients that act as fertilizer for the microscopic plants (phytoplankton) living near the surface of the Gulf waters. Each summer the phytoplankton...
Topics: Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Louisiana, Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where -- United States of...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16905
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by (NASA Image by Robert Simmon, based on Landsat data provided by the UMD )
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In many low-lying coastal cities around the world, people have pushed development right out to the water’s edge. On most days, such closeness to the water is a pleasure, even a luxury. But when hurricanes and tropical storms approach, it’s a different story. People can evacuate themselves, but they can’t take their homes, airports, or roadways with them. The damage to development by flooding, winds, and storm surges can be severe.This Landsat satellite image of Tampa Bay on the western...
Topics: What -- Landsat, What -- ST 1, What -- Earth, Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16908
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by * Credit for Lick Observatory Image:* W. Li and A. V. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley) * Credit for HST Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]), and A. Riess (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: SN2002fk as observed from Lick Observatory Kait 0.76 meter telescope in 2002. The location of the supernova is marked on the 2005 Hubble ACS image. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 1309 Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 22m 05s.2880 Dec. -15° 23 ' 49 ".34 Constellation: Eridanus Distance: 100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughly 2.9 arcminutes (82,000 light-years or 25,000...
Topics: NGC 1309, SN2002fk, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Eridanus,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/07/image/b/
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by * Illustration courtesy of:* Bill Pounds
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*Description*: Life near the double-star system of Phi Persei is never dull, as this illustration shows. Taken from the perspective of one of the Hubble Space Telescope observations of Phi Persei, this artist's depiction provides a taste of the double- star system's unstable existence. The bright "Be" star - a type of hot star with a broad, flattened disk - is the white, semicircular object looming in the upper right of the illustration. The red, pancake-shaped object surrounding the...
Topics: Phi Persei, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/39/image/a/
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by * Illustration:*: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and K. Cordes (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A galaxy can look quite different in visible vs infrared light. This is a comparison view of a spiral galaxy in the Hubble Deep Field ? Hubble Space Telescope's view of the faintest galaxies ever seen in the universe. The galaxy is disk-shaped like our Milky Way and tilted obliquely along our line of sight. It is located in the constellation Ursa Major. The smaller clumps in the picture are likely other galaxies. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/08/image/a/
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by * Illustration:*: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and K. Cordes (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: [Upper Left] A visible-light image of the geologically active trailing hemisphere of the Jovian moon Io, taken on March 15 1992, when Io was' 414 million miles from Earth. HST resolves features as small a:s150 miles across. [Upper Right] An ultraviolet light (UV) picture of the same hemisphere show's Io's surface. Regions which look bright In visible light are dark in UV. The most likely explanation is that large areas of Io are covered with a sulfur dioxide frost. Because sulfur...
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- Moon, What -- Io, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/08/image/c/
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by * Illustration:*: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and K. Cordes (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this portrait of Mars within minutes of the planet's closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. This image was made from a series of exposures taken between 5:35 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. EDT Aug. 27 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. In this picture, the red planet is 34,647,420 miles (55,757,930 km) from Earth. This sharp, natural-color view of Mars reveals several prominent Martian features, including the largest volcano in...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Camera 2, What -- Polar,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/08/image/b/
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by *3D Animation:*: Dana Berry, Tufts University
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*2D Time Effect:*: Bryan Preston, STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 4603 Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 40m 55.70s Dec. -40° 58' 34.0" Constellation: Centaurus Distance: 108 million light-years (33 million parsecs) About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date(s): May - July, 1996; June - July, 1997 About the Image Image Credit: NASA and J. Newman (UC Berkeley) Release Date: May 25,...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Centaurus
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/19/video/e/
NASA Images
by *Acknowledgment:* A. Cool (SFSU) *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope view of the core of one of the nearest globular star clusters, called NGC 6397, resembles a treasure chest of glittering jewels. The cluster is located 8,200 light-years away in the constellation Ara. Here, the stars are jam-packed together. The stellar density is about a million times greater than in our Sun's stellar neighborhood. The stars are only a few light-weeks apart, while the nearest star to our Sun is over four light-years away. The stars in...
Topics: NGC 6397, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Ara, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/21/image/a/
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by *Acknowledgment:* F. Bresolin (Institute for Astronomy, U. Hawaii) and the Digitized Sky Survey *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Myriads of stars embedded in the heart of the nearby galaxy NGC 300 can be singled out like grains of sand on a beach in this Hubble Space Telescope image. The Hubble telescope's exquisite resolution enables it to see the stars as individual points of light, despite the fact that the galaxy is millions of light-years away. NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way galaxy. It is a member of a nearby group of galaxies known as the Sculptor group, named for the...
Topics: NGC 300, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sculptor, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/13/image/e/
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by *Animation Credit:* B. Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL/Max-Q Digital) and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Still Image Credits:* Sagittarius constellation: Akira Fujii Full M22: N.A.Sharp, REU program/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NOAO/NSF HST/WFPC2: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], and K. Sahu (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Sequence begins with a ground-based view of the center of our galaxy in the upper right. Zoom in to reveal a ground-based view of the region surrounding the cluster, continue zooming to reveal the Hubble Space Telescope view of M22. Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: M22; NGC 6656 Object Description: Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 36.4m Dec. -23° 55' Constellation: Sagittarius Distance: 2.6 kpc (8,500 light-years) Dimensions:...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Sagittarius
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/20/video/b/
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by *Animation Credit:* Bryan Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AVL) *Image Credits:* Heritage Saturn Montage: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]); Saturn Ring Plane Crossing: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab); Saturn Storm: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Reta Beebe (New Mexico State University), D. Gilmore, L. Bergeron (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]).
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Saturn Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the sun is 9.5 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 1.4 billion km. Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000 Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B) Principal...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/15/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Animation begins outside a globular star cluster similar to M22, with the center of the Milky Way in the distance. The camera flies through the center of the cluster and rests with a dark object in the distance. This object, a suspected brown dwarf, passes in front of a star in the galactic bulge, bending its light gravitationally. This bending, or lensing, causes a momentary brightening of the background star. Technical facts about this news release: About...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Sagittarius
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/20/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* Greg Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept The Hubble Space Telescope is pointing north at a blank patch of sky above the Big Dipper. Next, shown in orbit, Hubble is slewing to point at the southern skies in the direction of the constellation Tucana, near the south celestial pole. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/373/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/40/ ] Previous release...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Tucana
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/41/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* Greg Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AVL)
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation depicts a hot star whose strong magnetic field forms a thick ring of diffuse material around the star. As the star rotates, the ring periodically passes in front of the star, dimming the starlight. Particles traveling from the star along the magnetic field [represented as red lines] crash into particles in the ring, instigating minor explosions and adding more material to the ring. *Based on a Model By:*: Detlef Groote, University of Hamburg...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Cygnus, What -- Orion, What -- Cepheus, What -- Ophiuchus, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/19/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* Greg Bacon and James Gitlin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept The National Virtual Observatory: The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) will unite astronomical databases of many earthbound and orbital observatories, taking advantage of the latest computer technology and data storage and analysis techniques. The goal is to maximize the potential for new scientific discoveries and insights from the data by making them available in an accessible, seamlessly unified form to professional researchers, amateur astronomers, and...
Topics: What -- Discovery, What -- Beam, Where -- M87
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and A. Hobart (CXO) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation of a supernova explosion demonstrates what happens when a massive star explodes and creates a shell of hot gas that glows brightly in X-rays. These X-rays reveal the dynamics of the explosion. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Kepler's Supernova Remnant, SN 1604, V843 Ophiuchi, G004.5+06.8 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 30m 40s.8 Dec. -21° 29' 11".0 Constellation:...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, What -- Columbia, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Dissolve sequence of the 5 epochs of the light echo of star V838 Mon. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like variable star and surrounding light echo Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 04.8s Dec. ?03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away. Dimensions: This image is 2.4 arcminutes (13.6 light-years or 4.2 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/10/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/10/video/b/still/1/ ]
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*Description*:> This animation shows the sudden brightening of the star V838 Mon as it happened on Jan 2002. The star got much brighter because it expanded to a red super giant. In the foreground is a blue companion star. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like object Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 05s Dec. ?03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/10/video/b/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/10/video/c/still/1/ ]
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like object Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 05s Dec. ?03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away. Dimensions: Each individual image is 82 arcseconds (7.8 light-years or 2.4 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: These data are from the HST archived proposals 9587, 9588, and 9694. The science team is composed of...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/10/video/c/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> An animated movement over the Red Rectangle showing the rung-type structures. Astronomers interpret the X-shaped structure as outflows of gas and dust from the star in the center. The star in the center of the Red Rectangle is one that began its life as a star similar to our Sun. It is now nearing the end of its lifetime, and is in the process of ejecting its outer layers to produce the visible nebula. This image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2....
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/11/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Dissolve sequence of the four epochs (May-Dec. 2002) of the light echo of star V838 Mon. This star was the brightest star in the galaxy for a short time. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like object Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 05s Dec. ?03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away. Dimensions: Each individual image is 82 arcseconds...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/10/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Animation dissolve sequence of HST images of the Egg Nebula through a polarizing filter at different angles with graphic showing angle of polarization. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Egg Nebula, CRL 2688 Object Description: Protoplanetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 21h 02m 18.80s Dec. +36° 41' 38".0 Constellation: Cygnus Distance: About 3,000 light-years (about 1000 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is 86 arcseconds (about 1...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Cygnus
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/09/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Animation dissolve sequence of HST images of the Egg Nebula through a polarizing filter at different angles. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Egg Nebula, CRL 2688 Object Description: Protoplanetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 21h 02m 18.80s Dec. +36° 41' 38".0 Constellation: Cygnus Distance: About 3,000 light-years (about 1000 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is 86 arcseconds (about 1 light-year or 0.4 parsec) wide. About the Data...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Cygnus
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/09/video/c/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], Mikko Kaasalainen (University of Helsinki) and Pedro Gutierrez (Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale)
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Comet 67P/C-G) Object Description: Periodic Comet Distance: At the time of the HST observations on March 11, 2003, the comet was 1.5 AU (about 140 million miles or 220 million km) from the Earth and 2.5 AU (about 230 million miles or 370 million km) from the Sun. About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 9713: P.L. Lamy and L. Jorda (Laboratoire...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Rosetta, Where -- France,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/26/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/c/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/c/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/c/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> One hundred and eight extremely distant, small and red galaxies were identified within the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. After the reveal of the locations of all 108 galaxies, it then zooms into a close-up of three representative candidates. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Hubble Ultra Deep Field Object Description: Optical Survey Position (J2000): R.A. 3h 32m 40s.0 Dec. -27° 48' 00" Constellation: Fornax Dimensions: The image is 3...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Fornax, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Dawn, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/c/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/d/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/d/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/d/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> This "zoom" starts in the Fornax constellation and pushes through deeper and narrower telescopic fields to at last reach Hubble's Ultra Deep Field, where astronomers have identified 108 very distant galaxies. The zoom reveals the locations of the 108 galaxies, then it pushes farther into the field, showing a close up of three representative candidates. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Hubble Ultra Deep Field Object Description:...
Topics: What -- Fornax, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Dawn, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/d/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/e/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/e/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/e/still/3/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/e/still/4/ ]
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*Description*:> "The end of the dark ages": A 3-D illustration of the "Cosmological Re-ionization" process, which occurred shortly after the birth of the universe. The first stars formed and were able to re-heat hydrogen gas, turning it into transparent plasma. The first stars, grouped in proto-galaxies, created small transparent regions around them. These regions increased in size until the neighboring regions merged together and cleared up the "fog" of neutral...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Fornax, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Dawn, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/e/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona) and L. Barranger Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/30/video/a/still/1/ ]
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*Description*:> Animated movie of Jupiter with moons and shadows. This version is a full frame of Jupiter with the moons crossing. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the Sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles). Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: The...
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- NICMOS, Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/30/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], F. Summers, Z. Levay, L. Frattare, B. Mobasher, A. Koekemoer and the HUDF Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/b/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A flight through the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, the most distant visible-light view of the universe. The redshifts of 5,333 galaxies were converted to distances to assemble a 3-D model of the data. This scientific visualization flies through the data to showcase its true 3-D nature. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Hubble Ultra Deep Field Object Description: Optical Survey Position (J2000): R.A. 3h 32m 40s.0 Dec. -27° 48' 00"...
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- Constellation, What -- Fornax, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], JPL and R. Hurt (Caltech) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/e/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/e/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/e/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> The composite view of the supernova splits into its three components: blue-green for Chandra, yellow for Hubble, and red for Spitzer. Each observatory's full image is then shown for side-by-side comparison, beginning with Chandra, then Hubble, and finally Spitzer. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Kepler's Supernova Remnant, SN 1604, V843 Ophiuchi, G004.5+06.8 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 30m 40s.8 Dec....
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/e/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Helix Team and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Animation highlighting the morphology of the Helix planetary nebula and the creation of planetary knots. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Helix Nebula, NGC 7293 Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 29m 48.20s Dec. -20° 49' 26.0" Constellation: Aquarius Distance: About 650 light-years (200 parsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 27 arcminutes (5.1 light-years or 1.6 parsecs) across. About...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Aquarius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Illinois,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/11/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Z. Levay and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Zoom from a Digitized Sky Survey color image of the field around the ring galaxy AM 0644-741 and dissolve into the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys image. A pan along the star-forming regions of the bright ring is also included. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: AM 0644-741, Lindsay-Shapley Ring Galaxy Object Description: Ring Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 6h 43m 16s.59 Dec. -74° 14' 22".23 Constellation: Volans Distance:...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Volans, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/15/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Z. Levay and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Zoom from the Digitized Sky Survey of the spiral galaxy NGC 300 and dissolve into the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys image of a section of the galaxy. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 300 Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 54m 53.5s Dec. ?37° 40' 59" Constellation: Sculptor Distance: 6.5 million light-years (2 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is 3 arcminutes (5,700 light-years or 1,700 parsecs)...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Sculptor, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/13/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle/ssc Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation portrays an artist's concept of a distant hypothetical solar system, about the same age as our own. It begins close to the star, and then moves out past a number of planets. Though "extrasolar" planets are too small to be seen with telescopes, astronomers have detected more than 100 gas giants like Jupiter via their gravitational tug on their parent stars. The view pulls back to reveal the outer fringes of the system and a ring of...
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Visible Light, What -- Sun, What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle/ssc Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation shows the evolution of a planet-forming disc around a star. Initially, the young disc is bright and thick with dust, providing raw materials for building planets. In the first 10 million years or so, gaps appear within the disc as newborn planets coalesce out of the dust, clearing out a path. In time, this planetary "debris disc" thins out as gravitational interactions with numerous planets slowly sweep away the dust. Steady pressure...
Topics: What -- COMETS, What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL *Image Credits:* Terence Dickinson (backyard view of the Pleiades with Jupiter, Saturn and Hyades); STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] Digitized Sky Survey; Chuck Vaughn (amateur astrophotographer -- 85-minute exposure taken with a 12.5" f/9 Ritchey-Chretien telescope); The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Barnard's Merope Nebula, IC 349 Object Description: Reflection Nebula in the Pleiades Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 46m 21.30s Dec. +23° 56' 28.0" Constellation: Taurus Mean Surface Brightness: ~18.5 V magnitudes/square arcsecond Distance: 380 light-years Dimensions: The image frame is 3400 astronomical units (0.05 light-years) wide. The nebula is 3500 astronomical units (0.06 light-years) away from the bright star...
Topics: What -- Merope, What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/36/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* Zolt Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and Bryan Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] and Max-Q Digital) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/b/still/3/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/b/still/4/ ]
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Orion Proplyds Object Description: Protoplanetary Disks in the Orion Molecular Cloud Position (J2000) of Center of Orion Nebula: R.A. 05h 35m Dec. -05° 23' Constellation: Orion Distance: About 460 pc (1,500 light-years) About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: February 26, 1998; January 11, 1999 Principal Astronomers: J. Bally (University of Colorado), H. Throop (SWRI), C.R. ODell (Vanderbilt University) About this...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, Where -- Colorado
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:*Bryan Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL/Max-Q Digital) *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*:> Hubble view of warped galaxy ESO 510-G13 moving from right to left and pulling out to show the entire galaxy structure. Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: ESO 510-G13 Object Description: Edge-on Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 55m 04.8s Dec. -26° 46' 48.0'' Constellation: Hydra Distance: 46 Mpc (150 million light-years) Dimensions: This image is 2.4 arcminutes wide, or roughly 32 kpc (105,000 light-years) at the distance of ESO...
Topics: What -- ESO, What -- Constellation, What -- Hydra, Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/23/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation:*: Thomas Goertel, (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *WFPC2 and NICMOS Images:*: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Ethan Schreier, (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Ground-based Image:*: NOAO/CTIO
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture resolves, for the first time, one of the smallest stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. Called Gliese 623b or Gl623b, the diminutive star (right of center) is ten times less massive than the Sun and 60,000 times fainter. (If it were as far away as the Sun, it would be only eight times brighter than the full Moon). Located 25 light-years away in the constellation Hercules, Gl623b is the smaller component of a double star system, where the...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Moon, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/14/video/d/
NASA Images
by *Artist:* Walt Feimer, STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept The sequence depicts the environment immediately around the central, rotating pulsar. The twin beams demonstrate the rotation of the neutron star which is surrounded by the equitorial wind (shaded red). As the observer pulls away from the pulsar, first the "inner knot" appears from the upper left, then followed by the "sprite", and finally, the jets which appear on opposing sides of the pulsar. Technical facts about this news release: Back...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/22/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Artwork Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Adolf Schaller (for STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is an artist's concept of the early formative years of our Milky Way galaxy, circa 12.7 billion years ago. That long ago, the majestic spiral arms of our galaxy had not yet formed; the sky was a sea of globular star clusters. The bright blue star cluster at center left is among hundreds of primeval globular star clusters that came together to build up the galaxy. This particular cluster survives today as the globular cluster M4 in Scorpius. Astronomers used Hubble to find...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, What -- Constellation, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/10/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Copyright:* Volker Steger/Science Photo Library [ http://www.sciencephoto.com ]
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*Description*: Professor Geoffrey W. Marcy received his B.A. in physics and astronomy from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976 and his Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1982. Later that year, he became a Carnegie Fellow at The Carnegie Institute of Washington. Dr. Marcy joined San Fransisco State University in 1984, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy. In 1999, he was appointed Professor of...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Neptune, Where -- California, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- Santa Cruz,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/43/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit (left):* D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) *Credit (right):* Chris Burrows (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: An excellent example of the complementary nature of Hubble's instruments may be found by comparing the infrared NICMOS image of DG Tau B to the visible-light Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) image of the same object. WFPC2 highlights the jet emerging from the system, while NICMOS penetrates some of the dust near the star to more clearly outline the 50 billion-mile-long dust lane (the horizontal dark band, which indicates the presence of a large disk forming around the...
Topics: DG Tau B, What -- NICMOS, What -- Visible Light, What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/05/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit (Left):* NOAO, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory *Credit (Right):* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Dave Bennett (University of Notre Dame, Indiana)
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*Description*: [Left] Two images of a crowded starfield as seen through a ground-based telescope show the subtle brightening of a star due to the effect of gravitational microlensing, where an invisible but massive foreground object passes in front of the star and amplifies its light. The dark lensing object is estimated to be a six-solar-mass black hole that is drifting alone among the stars. [Right] A NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the same field clearly resolves the lensed star and...
Topics: MACHO-96-BLG-5, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/03/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit (lower right):* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Harold Weaver (the Johns Hopkins University), and the HST Comet LINEAR Investigation Team *Credit (upper left):* University of Hawaii
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*[lower right]*: In one stunning Hubble picture the fate of the mysteriously vanished solid nucleus of Comet LINEAR has been settled. The Hubble picture shows that the comet nucleus has been reduced to a shower of glowing "mini-comets" resembling the fiery fragments from an exploding aerial firework. This is the first time astronomers have ever gotten a close-up look at what may be the smallest building blocks of cometary nuclei, the icy solid pieces called "cometesimals,"...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- COMETS, What -- Sun, What -- Wide Field Planetary...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/27/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit (top left):* Deborah Padgett, IPAC/Caltech *Credit (top right):* Mark McCaughrean, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam *Credit (bottom left):* Chris Burrows, STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] *Credit (bottom right):* Karl Sapelfeldt, JPL/Caltech
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*Description*: Comparing distant galaxies in the Hubble Deep Fields with nearby galaxies can help scientists understand how galaxies formed and how their properties have changed over time. Small elliptical-shaped galaxies appear to be the most common type of galaxy in the present-day universe. The presence of many irregularly shaped objects in the Hubble Deep Fields may indicate that collisions between galaxies and episodes of rapid star formation, or "starbursts," were more common in...
Topics: What -- NICMOS, What -- Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), What -- Orion 1, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/05/image/s/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Ground-based Image:* D. Verschatse (Antilhue Observatory, Chile) *Credit for Hubble Images:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
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*Description*: These images show young and old white dwarf stars ? the burned-out relics of normal stars ? in the ancient globular star cluster NGC 6397. The image at left, taken by a ground-based telescope, shows the dense swarm of hundreds of thousands of stars that make up the globular cluster. The white box outlines the location of the observations made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image at top, right, taken by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, reveals young white dwarfs less...
Topics: NGC 6397, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/42/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit for ground-based image:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF, C. Olson, J. Lapre and A. Block (NOAO)
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*Description*: This composite image shows a ground-based image of NGC 2403 and the location of a 10,000 light-year-wide square region imaged with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The area is host to Supernova 2004dj, the closest explosion of a massive star in over a decade, which blazes with the light of 200 million Suns. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN 2004dj in NGC 2403 Object Description: Supernova in spiral galaxy Position...
Topics: SN 2004dj, NGC 2403, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/23/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit for ground-based image:* WIYN/NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF, T. Rector (University of Alaska, Anchorage), Z. Levay and L. Frattare (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Credit for Hubble image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A.V. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), et al. [ http://comet.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/fetch.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpresto.stsci.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fget-address-info%3F10182 ]
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*Description*: The image at left represents a small region of NGC 2403, a galaxy located 11 million light-years from Earth. The photo was taken two months before a massive star exploded. The image pinpoints the location of the stellar blast, known as supernova 2004dj, within a cluster of massive, generally blue (but some red) stars called Sandage 96. The cluster's total mass is estimated at about 24,000 times the mass of the Sun. The stars in this cluster are so far away that their light blends...
Topics: SN 2004dj, NGC 2403, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/23/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit for ground-based photo:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF *Credit for Hubble photo:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
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*Description*: Three unlikely companions - two burned-out stars and a planet - orbit each other near the crowded core of an ancient globular cluster of more than 100,000 stars. Only one companion, however, is visible in the images. In the image at right, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the white arrow points to a burned-out white dwarf star. Radio astronomers discovered the white dwarf and the other burned-out star - a rapidly spinning neutron star, called a pulsar - a decade ago. The...
Topics: M4, B1620-26, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Jupiter, What -- Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/19/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Weaver (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory) *Credit for Ground-based Image:* A. Dyer, Alberta, Canada
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes, which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a millionfold in a 24-hour period beginning Oct. 23, 2007. Astronomers used Hubble's powerful resolution to study Comet Holmes' core for clues about how the comet brightened. The orbiting observatory's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) monitored the comet for several days, snapping images on Oct. 29, Oct. 31, and Nov. 4....
Topics: Comet 17P/Holmes, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/40/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The 2.5-million-year-old star cluster called Trumpler 14 appears at the right side of the image. A small nugget of cold molecular hydrogen, called a Bok globule, is silhouetted against the star cluster. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: [Left] ? A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. [Right] ? A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/g/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: The tadpole-looking feature in the center of this image is a nodule of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust. The image offers circumstantial evidence that a young star is being born inside the placental cloud. The diagonal feature may be caused by twin jets of gas blasting away from the hidden star. They are slamming into neighboring gas to create a pair of bow shocks on either side of the globule. The twisted "tail" on the back of the globule may be evidence for a...
Topics: Dark Globula in NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/j/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: These great clouds of cold hydrogen resemble summer afternoon thunderheads. They tower above the surface of a molecular cloud on the edge of the nebula. So-called "elephant trunk" pillars resist being heated and eaten away by blistering ultraviolet radiation from the nebula's brightest stars. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A....
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope view of the central region of the Carina Nebula reveals a violent maelstrom of star birth. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the intense pressure of starlight from monster stars and their accompanying star clusters, as well as the hydrodynamics of their stellar winds of charged particles. [Top] ? An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Carina, What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A Bok globule nicknamed the "caterpillar" appears at the right. Its glowing edge indicates that it is being photoionized by the hottest stars in the cluster. It has been hypothesized that stars may form inside such dusty cocoons. The top of the Keyhole Nebula, the most prominent feature embedded inside Carina, is on the left. Another Bok globule is in the foreground. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar and plows into surrounding gas like a fire hose hitting a wall of sand. The jet is being launched from a newly forming star hidden inside the column. A similar jet appears near the bottom of the image. These stellar jets are a common signature of the birth...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/i/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble telescope photos:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and H. Richer (University of British Columbia) *Credit for ground-based photo:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: Peering deep inside a cluster of several hundred thousand stars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. Located in the globular cluster M4, these small, dying stars ? called white dwarfs ? are giving astronomers a fresh reading on one of the biggest questions in astronomy: How old is the universe? The ancient white dwarfs in M4 are about 12 to 13 billion years old. After accounting for the time it took the cluster to form...
Topics: M4, NGC 6121, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/10/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Spitzer Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL-Caltech, D. Figer (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/Rochester Institute of Technology), E. Churchwell (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and the GLIMPSE Legacy Team *Credit for 2MASS Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/NSF/2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech and D. Figer (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/Rochester Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: The sky is a jewelry box full of sparkling stars in these infrared images. The crown jewels are 14 massive stars on the verge of exploding as supernovae. These hefty stars reside in one of the most massive star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. The bluish cluster is inside the white box in the large image, which shows the star-studded region around it. A close-up of the cluster can be seen in the inset photo. These large stars are a tip-off to the mass of the young cluster....
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What -- Scutum, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/03/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit for the Hubble Images:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], C. Heymans (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), M. Gray (University of Nottingham, U.K.), M. Barden (Innsbruck), and the STAGES collaboration *Credit for the Ground-based Image:* C. Wolf (Oxford University, U.K.), K. Meisenheimer (Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), and the COMBO-17 collaboration
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*Description*: These images reveal the distribution of dark matter in the supercluster Abell 901/902, composed of hundreds of galaxies. The image in the center shows the entire supercluster. Astronomers assembled this photo by combining a visible-light image of the supercluster taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope in La Silla, Chile, with a dark matter map derived from observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The magenta-tinted clumps represent a map of the dark matter in the...
Topics: Abell 901/902, What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/03/image/a/
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by *Credit for WFPC2 image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and J. Bahcall (IAS) *Credit for ACS image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], A. Martel (JHU), H. Ford (JHU), M. Clampin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), G. Hartig (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory), the ACS Science Team and ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: NASA Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has provided the clearest visible-light view yet of the nearby quasar 3C 273. The ACS' coronagraph was used to block the light from the brilliant central quasar, revealing that the quasar's host galaxy is significantly more complex than had been suggested in previous observations. Features in the surrounding galaxy normally drowned out by the quasar's glow now show up clearly. The ACS reveals a spiral plume wound...
Topics: 3C 273, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/03/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* [Left] - NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], D. Figer (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]); [Middle] - G. Serabyn (JPL), D. Shupe (Caltech) and D. Figer (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]); [Right] - NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and D. Figer (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: These images of the Arches cluster, taken by three different telescopes, reveal progressively more detail in the tightly packed collection of about 2,000 stars. The Arches is the densest star cluster in our Milky Way Galaxy and resides in our galaxy's crowded core. Astronomers used the image at right, taken with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, to determine if stars in the cluster have a weight limit at birth. Hubble's infrared camera is well suited to...
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Topics: Arches CLuster, What -- Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/05/image/d/